Thomas Heatherwick Unveils Plans for Submerged Oasis Park in Abu Dhabi

by , 04/24/14

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Thomas Heatherwick just unveiled plans for an incredible semi-subterranean public park in Abu Dhabi that features a fragmented canopy to keep visitors cool. Al Fayah Park would transforms the desert into a place of relaxation for locals to enjoy. The sprawling park is topped with a desert-inspired floating roof canopy supported by staggered columns.

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Brooklyn Roasting Company Launches the “Citi Bike of Coffee Cups"

by , 04/24/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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Considering that the average New Yorker can drink several gallons of coffee a day, you can imagine the amount of disposable java cups clogging up our landfills. So could a coffee cup-sharing program, like Citi Bike but for cups, be the solution? Good to Go is a bold new idea that the Brooklyn Roasting Company is currently piloting in partnership with DO School entrepreneurs. The cup-sharing program is the Dumbo coffee company’s attempt to cut down its paper cup waste. Read on to find out how it works.

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Bevan Architects Build Carbon-Negative Hemp Eco Retreat For Under ÂŁ100,000

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OVA Studio Unveils Plans for Amazing Jenga-Like Hotel Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

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Sentinel Satellite Launching in 2018 to Search for 'City-Killer' Asteroids

by , 04/23/14

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You may think that city-destroying asteroids are just the stuff of sci-fi novels, but new research reveals that the Earth is far more vulnerable to asteroid impacts than we ever though possible. In fact, a group of scientists say that we are ten times more likely to experience a collision than was previously believed, and that avoiding a serious collision thus far has just been a matter of dumb luck. Knowing this, the B612 Foundation wants to launch an early warning system that can alert us to asteroids well before they could hit us.

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Tree-Like Plaza Andaro Shopping Center in Mexico is Built From Reused Railway Ties

by , 04/23/14

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The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets

by , 04/23/14

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Whenever I arrive at a coffee shop or coworking space, the first thing I do is scope out the power outlets. Between a smartphone, laptop, and occasionally a tablet too, keeping my mobile office up and running requires quick access to power if my batteries get low. Unfortunately, outlets aren’t always available. The sun, however, is much easier to find. The Port Solar Charger from XD Design allows gadget geeks to turn any window into a power outlet – simply attach the circular disk, and anytime you’ve got sunlight you’ll be able to keep your devices charged.

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6 Amazing, Sophisticated Vegan Popsicle Recipes for Adults

by , 04/23/14

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INTERVIEW: Smart Tips on How to Green Your School from Aimee Østensen of the Manhattan Country School

by , 04/23/14

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Studies show that sustainable learning environments can be a big advantage for students, improving their well-being, happiness and even their cognitive processes. But how can parents ensure that their children’s classrooms are as green as they can be? We recently spoke to Aimee Arandia Østensen of the Manhattan Country School about the best ways to implement an eco-friendly curriculum at your child’s school. Read on for her tips here!

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Urban Screen's '320 Licht' Transforms Former Gas Tank into a Magical Cathedral of Light

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TSC Architects' Home for Two is Wrapped in a Folded Origami Roof

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food

by , 04/23/14

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PS 244Q received a lot of attention last year when it became the first school in New York City to start serving an exclusively vegetarian menu to its students. We recently got a chance to speak to the woman behind the switchover, Amie Hamlin of Coalition for Healthy Schools, about how plant-based diets can benefit kids both physically and academically as well as what parents can do to change what their children are served in school. Read on for the full interview!

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3XN Chosen to Design the New Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland

by , 04/23/14
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Danish practice 3XN has been selected to design the new headquarters for the Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. The team was chosen among 11 competing architectural firms and household names such as OMA, Toyo Ito and Amanda Levete. 3XN’s winning concept will provide an Olympic campus and accompanying administrative buildings.

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Dots Design Studio's Beautiful PLYbikes are Handcrafted From Wood

by , 04/23/14

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Bangkok-based Dots Design Studio makes handcrafted bicycles with glorious timber parts. Their PLYbike is made from strong stripy pieces of sandwiched wood veneer. The bikes are perfect for taking a spin around town, they were recently showcased at this year’s Milan Design Week.

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INTERVIEW: Architect James Cleary on Designing the Kitchen of the Future, Today

by , 04/23/14

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James Cleary is a Brooklyn-based architect who has designed many residential buildings throughout NYC

Over the last century, the design of the kitchen has changed dramatically. Once a service space relegated to the back of the house, today we use kitchens as everything from offices to entertainment spaces to cozy nooks for respite—the kitchen has very much become the heart of the modern home. So what do architects think about when designing this ever-important space? We caught up with Brooklyn-based residential architect James Cleary, of James Cleary Architecture, to talk about how he approaches kitchen design when planning his residential works. Here, James explains the challenges of creating a “sociable kitchen”, how details such as appliances and materials can transform how we experience our kitchens, and what he envisions the kitchen of the future to look like (flying robots, anyone?!). Keep reading to learn more!

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Takanori Aiba's Amazing Bonsai Tree Castles are Miniature Living Worlds

Takanori Aiba's Amazing Bonsai Tree Castles are Miniature Living…

Treating each tiny Bonsai as if it were a deep-rooted full-sized tree, Aiba creates incredible buildings that wind around the boughs and branches. Using copper line, epoxy putty,…

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Nico's Interlocking Leaf Seats are Handmade in the UK Using Sustainable Materials

Nico's Interlocking Leaf Seats are Handmade in the UK Using…

Design by Nico recently showcased this cute set of interlocking Leaf Seats at Milan Design Week. As many as seven Leaf Seats can be connected together to serve a range of functions -…

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Minale-Maeda's 3D Printed Connector Can be Downloaded to Make DIY Furniture

Minale-Maeda's 3D Printed Connector Can be Downloaded to Make DIY…

Italian-Japanese Studio Minale-Maeda has come up with a little clever design that allows people anywhere in the world to make their own furniture. Their versatile Keystone connectors…

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Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, About Growing a Green School

Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam…

Do you remember the antsy feeling you would get in school while waiting for the recess bell to ring? Luckily, more kids today are spending time outdoors as educators begin to realize…

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Susana Soares’ Glass Device Uses Honey Bees to Detect Cancer

Susana Soares’ Glass Device Uses Honey Bees to Detect Cancer

At last year’s Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Portuguese designer Susana Soares presented a device that can detect cancer and other diseases using honey bees. Known for their…

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